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Have you ever wondered whether humans could live forever? And would you even want to? That’s just one of the mind-boggling questions that’ll be covered at New Scientist Live this year.
Full of ideas and discoveries, it’s the festival for everyone curious about science and why it matters. More than 140 speakers and 100 exhibitors will come together in one venue, packed with thought-provoking talks, groundbreaking discoveries, interactive experiences, workshops and performances.
For four days, learn about everything from brain surgery, to the dark side of the universe and urban mining. For £16 (an exclusive Fever price), you’ll be able to listen in to a huge range of talks and take part in any number of workshops.
There’ll be discussions on “brain boosting”, the chance to experience a storm lab and talks on how to prevent artificial intelligence from taking over the world – all important stuff. Take part in the slime olympics, go on a journey through a jet engine and see what your ancestors ate for breakfast at a Stone Age supermarket.
And when it comes to the experts, prepare to have your mind blown. Everyone from neuroscientist Dean Burnett to journalist and broadcaster Clare Balding will be sharing their knowledge and wisdom on life’s biggest (science-based) questions.
There are five different stages at New Scientist Live – each focusing around a different area of research. Head to Cosmos to find out how the first stars lit up the universe, why neutrinos could solve a cosmic mystery, how to defend Earth from a killer asteroid and what Einstein has done for us.
Earth is the place to go to explore the issues that affect our planet, its creatures and people, and the Humans zone will make you ponder the answer to questions like: Who is to blame for the obesity crisis? Is autism a gift? What were Neanderthal homes like? Does what you eat affect your mind? What do psychedelics reveal about consciousness? How can you prevent chronic pain?
The Technology zone will help you discover why your next supercomputer might be a water droplet, how quantum sensors can improve our lives and what new technology is revealing about Egyptian mummies, pyramids and gaps in the fossil record. And last, but definitely not least, is the Engineering zone, which covers everything from robots, spacecraft design and smart cities.
New Scientist Live takes place at the ExCel centre between 20-23rd September. To to make sure you get a seat for the talks, please try to arrive at least 15 mins ahead. Tickets start at £16 and can be purchased via the Fever app. The event will run between 10am-5pm each day. Nearest stations are: Prince Regent and Custom House.